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14 minutes ago, Rivertown Rider said:

I agree, the diving attraction is a nice change of pace for Cedar Fair.  The concept art makes it look much higher than it is but the top dive is 25 feet.

The only issue I have is that it's not an enclosed environment like a slide or even a slide complex where you drop in a tube. All it takes is for one person to land the wrong way in smack their back or something worse. At my old pool where I used to lifeguard we had a man pass away after going into cardiac arrest because his body went to shock when he dove into the deep end.

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1 hour ago, Rivertown Rider said:

I agree, the diving attraction is a nice change of pace for Cedar Fair.  The concept art makes it look much higher than it is but the top dive is 25 feet.

25 ft is a lot higher when you are standing on top looking to jump. I did a similar jump at Blue Hole in Jamaica and it gets your heart pounding. Not too many people would jump from higher than that I don't think.

That being said, I am surprised they are adding this. It's only a matter of time till someone who thinks they are a bad a.. tries some stupid flip and lands on his neck. I love that they added it and would like one at KI, I just don't know if it'll work in a theme park environment. 

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50 minutes ago, BeeastFarmer said:

I have only seen this announcement on fan sites, not park sites such as their website or Facebook.  Are we sure this is confirmed?

It is on their main website .

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47 minutes ago, fryoj said:

25 ft is a lot higher when you are standing on top looking to jump. I did a similar jump at Blue Hole in Jamaica and it gets your heart pounding. Not too many people would jump from higher than that I don't think.

That being said, I am surprised they are adding this. It's only a matter of time till someone who thinks they are a bad a.. tries some stupid flip and lands on his neck. I love that they added it and would like one at KI, I just don't know if it'll work in a theme park environment. 

I agree with your concerns, I think it is a nice addition but I can see it end up badly as well if someone doesn't know what they are doing.  Hopefully nothing bad happens.

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Nice! I remember doing a high dive at The Beach Waterpark when I was younger (on the opposite side of the rope swing into a pool) and that was crazy! The drop was really far down, but IIRC, the platform wasn’t terribly tall. Speaking of iffy things at The Beach Waterpark, they had these climbing net walkways that you had to use to get to some of the slides... that really scared me as I thought the ropes would break.

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11 hours ago, SonofBaconator said:

The only issue I have is that it's not an enclosed environment like a slide or even a slide complex where you drop in a tube. All it takes is for one person to land the wrong way in smack their back or something worse. At my old pool where I used to lifeguard we had a man pass away after going into cardiac arrest because his body went to shock when he dove into the deep end.

I think it's a nice addition, but I agree, there is always that one person who will do something to majorly hurt themselves on this...

There is a small waterpark not far from where Iive that has something similar with 3 different dive heights and it seems someone is getting hurt pretty bad every few years

Trying to credit this properly, photo and info courtesy of https://pinelakewaterpark.com/jumps

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